Auditions

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Disenchanted
Auditions: August 21 + 22 | 6:30pm
Show Dates: October 13-29, 2017
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A new musical by Dennis T. Giacino. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. These royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!

Casting: 6-10 women

Auditioners should prepare a 32 bar musical theater piece that shows your belt.  Bring your own sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities!  These women are NOT the Disney princesses! They are the women from the original fairytales based on Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, historic accounts and legend with a healthy dose of modern-day, strong, independent woman mixed in.

SNOW WHITE : Brassy and ballsy, sassy and self-assured.  She is the leader of the Princess pack who likes to be in control.  Equal parts serious-minded, sexy, and fun-loving.  With her skin as white as snow and lips cherry red, she aspires to be perfect in all that she does but soon realizes that being perfectly ‘you’ is more important.

CINDERELLA:  Perky and quirky, slightly ditzy.  She is always enthusiastic, especially when it comes to being a real-life princess.  A happy-go-lucky girl who is about to discover that there is more to being a princess than gowns and glass slippers.

SLEEPING BEAUTY:  The perfect comic foil to Snow White’s perfect ‘straight-man.’  Always the cut-up, she brings a flippant unpredictability to the evening’s festivities.  She’s a comical bull in a china shop.  Some would prefer she fit into the stereotype of a perfect princess but she’d rather break the mold and be perfectly herself.

BELLE *:  A smart, witty French girl from classic lit driven crazy by the misrepresentation of her image in pop culture.  An insane woman who finds herself speaking with inanimate objects and cleaning up after her beast of a boyfriend.

HUA MULAN *:  Strong yet gentle, shy yet out-going, she is a walking dichotomy of masculinity and femininity seeking self-acceptance in a world that would have her choose one or the other.

THE LITTLE MERMAID *An innocent, obedient young woman turned rebellious, jaded lush.  She has given up everything just to net a man, her father, her fin, even her voice.  She can only move forward with baby steps; one foot in front of the other.

POCAHONTAS *:  The ultimate exploited girl who is a bizarre blend of the innocent little Powhatan tyke from history and the buxom babe from today’s pop princess culture.  Her journey takes her back to her authentic, historically significant self.

RAPUNZEL *:  A strong German woman with a domineering personality, a big mole on her cheek, and a bushy unibrow!  American capitalism has turned this frail, sheltered girl into a Mel Brooksian, Wagnerian singing monster bent on getting her fair share.

PRINCESS BADROULBADOUR *:  The spunky princess from the Middle Eastern-South Asian Aladdin sagas.  She’s had it up to her veils with being secondary in her own tale.  She is unhappy with the misogyny and oppression of women in her stories (and in today’s world) but getting even puts a little ‘swing’ in her step!

THE PRINCESS WHO KISSED THE FROG:  Forgotten and left out of the kingdom for many years, this empowered African-American woman has now arrived on the scene as a feisty, fabulous storybook princess!  She is the ultimate supreme diva in the land and she’s ready to take the world by storm!

*possible doubling


A Charlie Brown Christmas
Auditions: October 16 + 17 | 6:30pm
Show Dates: December 1-17, 2017
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A musical by Charles M. Shultz. The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Casting 5 women and 6 men

Auditioners should prepare a 32  bar musical theater piece and a Christmas piece.  Bring your own sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

  • Charlie Brown
  • Snoopy
  • Linus
  • Pig Pen
  • Shermy
  • Schroeder
  • Lucy
  • Frieda
  • Violet
  • Patty


Company
Auditions: January 2 + 3 | 6:30pm
Show dates: March 9-25, 2018
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A musical by Stephen Sondheim. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is the winner of seven Tony Awards. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Casting 6 men and 8 women

Auditioners, you should prepare a 32  bar musical theater piece that shows your range.  Bring your own sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

Robert: The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah: Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Harry: Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan: A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter: Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny: Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

David: Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy: A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul: Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne: Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband. Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry: Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta: A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy: An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3

April: A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3


Enchanted April
Auditions: March 12 + 13 | 6:30pm
Show dates: May 4-20, 2018
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A comedy by Matthew Barber from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again. “A comical, restorative journey of discovery…from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding.” – Daily Variety

Casting 3 men and 5 women

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.

All characters require a British accent, except for Costanza, who speaks in Italian.  Ages of all characters other than Mrs. Graves (60 plus) & Costanza (No specific age) are in the 25-45 range, they need only be consistent with each other.

Lotty Wilton, a Hampstead housewife: Lotty is a dutiful wife, who has been feeling unsatisfied for a long time and dreams of a vacation in Italy to restore herself.  She is quirky, loving, soulful & open (in heart & mind).

Mellersh Wilton, Lotty’s husband, a solicitor: Mellersh is a self-involved, mostly unimaginative stolid man.  He is old-fashioned and strong-willed.  He is used to running his household with no complaints.  He is cautious, conservative, & socially adept.

Rose Arnott, a Hampstead housewife: Rose has locked her feelings up and she survives her loss by being religious and responsible.  She is estranged emotionally from everyone, and especially her husband.  She is lovely, but doesn’t know it.  She is conservative and cool, with previously-untapped wells of emotion.

Frederick Arnott, Rose’s husband, a writer: Frederick has gained some notoriety for his lurid histories of infamous figures, using a nom de plume.  He is artistic and yearns for a more open and understanding relationship with his wife.  Until then, he’s satisfied with party-hopping and hobnobbing with the rich.

Lady Caroline Bramble, a socialite: Caroline is lost, unhappy, and bored with the wild social scene in London.  She’s a beautiful woman who is tired of getting by on her looks alone and is seeking a life that matters.  She is pretty good with Italian.

Mrs. Graves, a London matron: Mrs. Graves has been living alone, with her “ghosts” for a long time.  She has expectations on how things are to be, and they give her comfort.  She is strict, disciplined & very old-fashioned.  She is not unkind, just afraid of moving outside her comfort zone.   She is good with “classical Italian”.

Antony Wilding, an artist: Anthony is the owner of San Salvatore, the castle that the women rent.  He is very attracted to Rose, and is not very subtle about it, although he remains polite.  He is warm & open, but still a little sad.   He is very good with Italian (since he’s lived in Italy off-and-on his whole life).

Costanza, an Italian housekeeper:  Costanza is boisterous, honest, opinionated, open-hearted & patient (at least relative to the British).  She speaks almost completely in Italian.


The Producers
Auditions: April 16 + 17 | 6:30pm
Show dates: July 20-August 5, 2018
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A musical with a hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks: A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in this laugh-out-loud spectacle. The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender”! A truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards, The Producers sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor.

Casting 5 men and 1 woman. Ensemble of 8 men and 8 women.

Auditioners, you should prepare a 32  bar musical theater piece that shows your range.  Bring your own sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

Max Bialystock: described as selfish and greedy – a man who is only interested in making money. Though this is later proven untrue, Max’s fiery and sarcastic nature can be very intimidating. He is willing to do anything to make money (including “shtupping every little old lady in New York”) and is often angry, short-tempered and unwilling to cooperate nicely. Plays nice when he needs to. Comedy a must; tenor. F#4-A2

Leo Bloom: a mousey, nervous and fearful accountant, prone to panic attacks and who keeps a security blanket to calm himself. Nevertheless it is Leo who has the idea of how to make money from a failed play. Great physical comedy a must; tenor. F4-A2

Ulla: Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden, a stereotypical Swedish woman: tall and beautiful. Great singer (belt) and dancer. Comedic with timing and delivery. G5-A3

Franz Leibkind: a former Nazi who has penned an admiring musical tribute to Adolf Hitler, titled Springtime for Hitler. He is a slightly off kilter and can go from happy to angry rather quickly. Comedy skills needed, baritone. G4-F2

Roger de Bris: a gay theatre director, described by Max Bialystock as the worst director to have ever lived. He lives with his equally flamboyant partner Carmen Ghia and his production crew in a house described as an Upper East Side town house in New York. Man in a dress. Comedy skills needed; baritone. G4-G#2

Carmen Ghia: Roger De Bris “common-law assistant”. They are both gay and they love to flounce around their Upper East Side town house. Hugely comedic; tenor. A4-C3

A large active ensemble : Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Storm Troopers; Chorus Girls; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes

Featured roles:  Hold-Me Touch-Me, Lick Me-Bite-Me, Kiss-me Feel-Me